Welcome to the official travel guide for the capital of Greenland

Nuuk is the capital of Greenland, balancing commerce and culture with fresh air and stunning views. Nuuk's embrace of both the traditional and modern can be seen in the city's dynamic cultural life and way of life. The city bursts with local entrepreneurs, nature oriented foods and sustainable activities, that makes this city an ideal destination for eco tourists.

While Nuuk hosts a distinctly urban feel (despite its small size), nature is never far. The iconic mountains of Quassussuaq/Lille Malene and Ukusisaat/Store Malene can be tackled on a hike just outside of downtown. It's not long after departing Nuuk Harbour that the fjord transitions to a true wilderness of snow-capped mountains and barren islands.

 

Colourful Nuuk App

When you arrive in Nuuk you might be a bit overwhelmed about where everything is and how you get there and the lack of internet does not make it easier. But fear not, with the Colourful Nuuk app you have an always updated city map and weather chart on your phone! Also you can find loads of other information like the digital Art Walk that will give you a guided tour around the city to see all the public jewels of art. The app also contains contact information on businesses, emergency numbers, events, travel stories and much more. 

Download the app for IOS and Android.

Colourful Nuuk

Maybe you wonder, what is Nuuk actually like? What are the people like? What does it look like? What can you do here? What does "Colourful" even refer to?

Well, stop wondering and click the video on the left. In this light hearted clip the people of Nuuk give you a tour around town so you learn exactly what you can expect and get an impression of why, we call it Colourful Nuuk.

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@colourful_nuuk Instagram

  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    December is a wonderful time of the year - also in Nuuk. The Christmas spirit lives in everyone and you are invited to all the cozy festivities - like this where the Christmas three was lighted up in the old part of the town. Photo by @nunafoto #nunafoto #colourfulnuuk #julenuuk #christmas ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    It is amazing how you can experience the raw and beautiful greenlandic nature just by driving a few kilometers away from the center of Nuuk. #takeover @thecopenhagentraveler ______________________________________________________________ #colourfulnuuk #greenland #greenlandpioneer #droneview #artic ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    This beauty is Dubi, a “Nuuk Dog”. Until the 1960’s it wasn’t allowed to bring dogs to Nuuk - the only dogs in town was police dogs, shepherd dogs and guide dogs. There ended up being an unofficial dog breed by the name of “Nuuk Dog” which is a mix of the three allowed breeds. 🐶🇬🇱 ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    I spend two hours at this spot having two cameras shooting and the drone flying around - brilliant scenery. Even more brilliant because it was the first time in four days I saw the sun 🙏🏼🌞 #takeover @thecopenhagentraveler _____________________________________________________________ #colourfulnuuk ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Went to this amazing spot just a few kilometers from the center of Nuuk to watch the sunset. It was truly #colourfulnuuk 🔥🇬🇱 #greenland #ilovegreenland #travel #artic #greenlandpioneer #naturephotography #sunset #sunsets #landscape
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    The weather changes a lot in Nuuk !! before I arrived it was -15C and sunny in Nuuk, today it’s 4C and rainy. These changes remind you that you can’t control the nature and you need to get the best out of the situation - luckly the nature also looks amazing in the rough weather. 🇬🇱🌧 #colourfulnuuk ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Hello there - my name is Mads and I’m representing @thecopenhagentraveler and I will take over the account during my stay in Nuuk. 📷🇬🇱 My first picture is taken moments after we had to change our plans due to the warm weather and rain which made it impossible to go skiing at Kang Skicenter. Instead ...
  • According to old Inuit legends the forfathers are playing ball with a walrus skull in the sky when the Aurora is flashing. Check out @tupilaktravel, @nuukwatertaxi, @guidetogreenland and @vhdesign_vagnhansen for northern light tours! Original post by @nunafoto #nunafoto #colourfulnuuk #nuuk ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    This is the actual view from the plane when you arrive in #nuuk! Who would you arrive here with? Tag a friend in the comments! #Photo by pilot @jjbrogaard - #colourfulnuuk #arcticpilot #avgeek #aviation #pilotlife #nuuk #circling #home #nuuk #greenland #visitnuuk #travel #greenlandtravel ...
  • Kolonihavnen 3900 Nuuk
    Kolonihavnen 3900 Nuuk
    The old ship yard in Nuuk can be found in Colonial Harbour and offers you some great views over the fjord - if you are lucky you can catch sunsets like this. And why not keep warm with a coffee at the little @cafetoqqorfik right in the heart of this historical part of town? Photo by @lailanuuk76  ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Qinngorput - newest suburb (so far) in Nuuk inhabits about 2,500 people, has a school, supermarkets, playground and most of the hiking trips starts from here. Take bus number 1 for a round trip to see the colourful new suburb for your self! Photo by @_selmer_ #winterhike #nuuk #colourfulnuuk ...
  • Blue skies and white ground - perfect for an early winter hike around Cirkussøen. You can either venture the lake on your own or indulge on amazing views with a guided tour to the top of the mountains surrounding Nuuk. Check out what adventures lies ahead with companies like like @nuukadventure ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    As the photographer behind this shot @sjetravels points out, it can be a bit scary to sail around icebergs In the fjord. But no worries! All captains of tour boats are educated, certified, trained and experienced in manoeuvring among the ice. So just lean back and enjoy the view. #colourfulnuuk ...

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